Castle mountain (easy scramble, option to add Stuart Knob as well)

Calgary Hiking & Scrambling Meetup
Calgary Hiking & Scrambling Meetup
Public group

Canceled

Shouldice Park n Ride

1308 Home Rd NW · Calgary, AB

How to find us

Parking lot behind batting cages. Not at the arena.

Location image of event venue

Details

An automated waitlist has been created. Please ensure they're answered truthfully, as it aids in organizing. If you don't receive the rsvp questions upon your registration, please contact me via p.m.

Castle is mainly a long hike without much scrambling. If we do Stuart Knob, there is some easy scrambling. It'll be a long day, so we'll move at at steady upper moderate pace.
This hike/scramble isn't for beginners, but for those with experience with this elevation + distance combo. NO SLOW POKES PLEASE! YOU MUST HAVE SOME SCRAMBLING EXPERIENCE!

Elevation gain: ~1500m +/-

Dist.: 26-30km round trip

Pace: Steady upper moderate pace with a longer break at the lake/summit. NO SLOW POKES or BEGINNERS PLEASE.

Please see below links for more info and pictures:
http://www.on-top.ca/Outings/2011/Castle-Mountain-Stuart-Knob-August-2011.html

Participant #: 4-8

Gear (Mandatory): hiking boots or trail runners, carpool money, food, water min. of 2-3L., proper hiking clothing (no cotton/jeans), basic first aid kit, rain & wind gear, headlamp, appropriate eye protection & sunscreen.

Recommended: hiking poles, gps, extra water/water filter/tablets

BE PREPARED. NO COTTON nor BEAR BELLS!

NOTE: What we are doing out here is dangerous, by registering for this hike you signify that you are aware of the risks associated with nature hiking, snowshoeing, scrambling, wildlife encounters, as well as carpooling. You are aware of your physical limits, and how they relate to these activities. You also signify that you take full responsibility for your own safety. The organizer is not a trained guide, just a volunteer who likes the outdoors. Please do you own preparation for the trip and have all the gear. Be prepared for rain, snow, wind, sun, thunderstorm, bears, cougars, etc. While we will do our best to ensure that everyone returns safe and sound, you will not hold the organizer of the event or the organizers of this group responsible for any harm or liability that might occur as a result of your participation.